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Western Fair Entertainment Centre is Buzzing With Activity

Looking for a quick escape from Western New York? Can you imagine one location that’s home to harness racing, ice hockey rinks, popular consumer shows, farmers’ markets, dining, live entertainment, slot machines and no shortage of excitement 24/7? Does such a nirvana truly exist for those who may love Buffalo but could use a few days away?

Welcome to nearby London, Ontario’s Western Fair Entertainment Centre! Over the past year, upwards of four million people — many from Western New York — have visited the complex, drawn by events such as the Western Fair Farmers Market, Family Fun Fest, London Wine & Food Show, Shriners Circus and numerous other activities. Western Fair’s annual event calendar offers something for everyone!  

Follow Annunciation School on Facebook

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic School in Elma, educating individuals to become leaders and reach their full potential in a family atmosphere rooted in Catholic tradition and Gospel values, is now on Facebook.

Offering academic programs for students in Pre-K through Grade 8, Annunciation is located at 7580 Clinton St. and currently serves the following school districts: Iroquois, Lancaster, Alden, East Aurora, West Seneca, Depew, Cheektowaga, Orchard Park, Alexander and Attica.

Western New Yorkers Invited to Give the Gift of Warmth during PJ Round-Up

Girl Scouts across Western New York are collecting new, warm clothing items to give the gift of warmth to those in need this season.  The Girl Scouts of Western New York and The Summit Federal Credit Union and teaming up onceagain to present the PJ Round-Up.  This community service initiative for Girl Scout troops in Buffalo, Batavia, Lockport and Niagara Falls provides new warm pajamas, slippers and robes for women and children living in area shelters. 

Donations will be collected through November 30 at Western New York Summit branches, Girl Scout Service Centers in Depew, Lockport, Niagara Falls and Batavia, Eastern Hills Mall and the East Amherst Enterprise location.

Annunciation School to Host Ice Cream Social & Book Fair

Annunciation School, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host an Ice Cream Social & All American Book Fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, in the school. The event is open to students and families. Members of the community who are interested in learning more about the school and parish are also encouraged to attend.

Books will be available for sale, as well as delicious ice cream sundaes for only $1. There will also be a pumpkin decorating contest, and children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes. Pumpkins entered in the contest should be decorated at home. If you would like to light up your pumpkin, please use a non-flammable light source.

Holiday Dinner Dance Featuring Jack Civiletto & The Pyramid Band to Benefit Pet Connection

Tickets are now available for a Holiday Concert/Dinner Dance featuring Jack Civiletto & The Pyramid Band that will take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla.

Tickets are just $25 per person and include dinner, entertainment, a basket auction and raffles. A special door prize of four Disney one-day park hopper passes valued at $544 will be given away. Tickets for the event are presale only and can be ordered by calling the shelter at 652-0192.

Pet Connection Announces Additional Events During October

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, has added some new special events to its October calendar.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 2 and 3, Pet Connection volunteers will be participating in the Cradle Beach Harvest Festival in Angola, selling mini and large totes filled with pet surprises. Come out and see the puppies!

And, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. October 2, volunteers will be grilling up hot dogs and hamburgers at the Tractor Supply Co., 4484 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. The store is having a huge pet food sale, so please stop by and check it out.

Revolutionary War Returns to Old Fort Niagara

The American Revolution returns to Old Fort Niagara and American and British forces are vying for your support. Old Fort Niagara hosts a Revolutionary War Encampment on October 9 & 10.

Beginning at 10am both days, Revolutionary War re-enactors will portray both British and American forces, offering musket and artillery demonstrations throughout the day. At 1pm each day, kids and their parents will be recruited for a mock battle by either the Patriots or the British forces.